Saturday, November 28, 2015

Fido's Sheepdog Trial Run Order for Nov 29

SUNDAY – 8:30 handler meeting 


1.    JB Brick Brisco
2.    Anne Devine Tam
3.    Corinne Berg CBK Bea
4.    Vicki Romero Kate
5.    Kylo Murray-Gann Mike
6.    Bob Hickman Trooper
7.    Janet Thorpe Sava
8.    Diane Pagel Bliss
9.    Kathleen Torkelson Josh
10. Cindy Baker Brill
11. Heidi Hansen Mabel
12. Suzanne Anaya Champ
13. Ron Green Chavo
14. Ron Fischer Jim
15. Dick Wilson Beth NC
16. Jeanne Boudrieau Secret
17. Tim Ballard Nell
18. Nora Linbo Gin
19. Paul Murray Lexi
20. Bob Hickman CBK Ryder
21. Ron Green Kiki
22. Corinne Berg CBK Mnx
23. Missy Burnett Maddie  NC
24. Janet Thorpe Jude
25. Diane Pagel Ben N/C scratch
26. Suzanne Anaya Yoko
27. Anne Devine Maybe
28. JB Brick Sketch
29. Judy Norris Blaze
30. Jeanne Boudrieau Moses
31. Becki Maloney Kirby
32. Nora Linbo Bailey
33. Kathleen Torkelson Gael
34. Cindy Baker Rook

Pro-Novice Sunday
1.    Dick Wilson Beth
2.    Norm Rivers Chappy
3.    Missy Burnett Maddie
4.    Judy Norris Britt
5.    Jane Hickman Rachael
6.    Sally Gustafson Bear
7.    Cynthia Mills Kraken
8.    Missy Burnett Maddie NC
9.    Dick Wilson Raygan NC  

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Kinloch Sally (Safi) for Sale - SOLD


Since I have been fighting cancer, I haven't been able to work my dogs as much as I would like. So I will be selling Sally as a result. She turned three years old in August, She has been trained to PN level but hasn't run in a trial as she was slow to mature.  She has done lots of stall work and chores to round her out. She is rusty so will need a refresher to be running in PN. I think she would be a great asset to a breeding program or for a PN handler.
She is sweet and friendly and not suited for a loud handler. She gives you her all and has not quit and is very keen. Her bloodlines are impeccable.
She is a daughter of Kinloch Penny who has won multiple open trials and placed at several double lift trials.  Penny is a daughter of Angie's Meg who was the 2012 Reserve Welsh Champion and Bobby Dalziel's Joe, a two time Scottish champion and the 2006 ISDS champion. Sally is a granddaughter of Bobby Dalziel's Joe.
Sally's sire is Pennant Williams' Sweep.  Sweep has represented Wales in two International trials and again at the 2013 World trial.  He has numerous impressive dogs in his pedigree, including Paul Turnbull's Nap, Fortune's Glen, Price's Davy, J.R. Thomas' Don, and Bobby Dalziel's Wisp.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Ginger Miso Salad

I love Asian salads. I saw this recipe and think I will make it.

Ginger Miso Salad
  • 1/4cup rice wine vinegar
  • 2tablespoons miso paste (I like brown, but use white for a more mild flavor)
  • 1tablespoon sugar
  • 1teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated
  • 1 small clove of garlic, grated
  • 3tablespoons sesame oil
  1. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl, and slowly whisk in the sesame oil until well blended. *Note, you will not need to use all of the dressing for the salad.                 
  • 1handful mixed field greens
  • 1 head of butter lettuce, chopped
  • 1 Asian pear or apple, thinly sliced
  • 1handful roasted and salted cashews
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 1splash red wine vinegar
  • pinches sugar
  • 1/2teaspoon thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a sauté pan over medium heat. Add the red onions and begin to caramelize. When they begin to dry out a little add a splash of red wine vinegar and sugar. Season with thyme, salt and pepper.
  2. Toss the salad together with greens, pear, cashews, caramelized red onion, and drizzle with the Miso Ginger dressing.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Happy Birthday, DeltaBluez Rainey

Wow, Rain just turned 8 years old today. You would never know she was middle aged as she still acts like a (spoiled) puppy. Her parents were Delmar Scot and Deltabluez Tess. She was the runt of the litter and only female so she got to stay. In fact, she was Jeff's Christmas present and stole his heart.
She went to Scott's for training and came as  PN dog. She had a lot of eyes so I had to adjust to that style. She did well in PN and got a High Combined over a two trial to win cool awards. She was Reserve PN dog of the year, just only moving to PN that year. She moved up to Open and held her own and I loved running her. She wasn't the strongest dog but never backed down and was able to move ewes and lambs to tough rams. Nothing fazed her and she was a appropriate grip. She became deaf in one ear so I retired her while she was in full glory. Now she is the resident chore dog and poultry dog. And still the spoiled princess.
She had a tons of nick names, RainBug, Bug, Bunny, Petunia and Princess. She knows them all. She enjoys being the baby of the house, gray muzzle and all. Someone forgot to tell her that she is a senior citizen. She has a lot of God-Moms as well, the main one being Janet.



Sunday, November 8, 2015

Fire Ridge Sheepdog Trial

I don't have scores or photos and my memory sucks, being this is well after the fact. Kathleen and I went to Fire Ridge Sheepdog trial. She ran Josh and Gael. I ran Bliss and Jude (owner Janet Thorpe). We took pics but I haven't downloaded them yet.
As usual, the sheep were tough range ewes who didn't take any prisoners. If your dog was weak, they ran back to setout or just refused to move on the drive. The outrun was about 500 yards, down a steep hill and just as steep hill to get to the sheep.
I sent Bliss on the away side and she went out like a champion. We had a decent run but timed out in the last section of the drive as she had a ill ewe that didn't want to come down the fetch and was weak. She basically backed her through the entire drive. Her points did not reflect the hard work she did and they pulled the ewe as she was terribly weak. I was happy with her run and she was calm.
I sent Jude on the come-bye side and it was the furthest he had ever run. He stopped on his outrun so I blew a huge redirect and he took it on the fly and came behind the sheep nice. Since the ewes were standing off the dog, I gave him a hard walk up and he lifted them well. They fought him the entire time and tried to run him off but he stood his ground. We timed out as they were entering the ring but I was happy as he was able to work the ewes well.
I was sick from chemo and radiation and really struggled at this trial and it turns out that I was going into heart failure as a result of the chemo but didn't know that.
On the second run, Jude went the same way and just needed a brief whistle and came nice behind his sheep.  They tried to run back to the setout but he handled them on his own and brought them to my feet. The drive was reversed and he drove a wonderful drive and I stepped too far from the post on the last leg so go a DQ as sheep entered the ring. I don't think he lost very much on the drive as he hit the  panels and lines were nice. He worked his heart out for me and the last four trials, his greatness began to glow.
I sent Bliss on the away side again and just let her lift as the seep were nutty. They had a hard time setting them so I let her figure it out. She did. Brought them nice and we had a good drive. Quick shed and as I was shutting the pen gate, we ran out of time.  Don't know the score but happy on how well she tried.
I don't remember how we placed as we left right after that. I do know about a week later I landed in the hospital with massive heart failure.  I had no energy at the trial and this explains why. But now, on the road to recovery.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Wednesday, November 4, 2015